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Brady Hoke thinks his Michigan team's spirits are still high following Saturday's 41-14 loss to No. 2 Alabama.
The Wolverines weren't as lucky on the physical side.
Hoke confirmed that starting cornerback Blake Countess will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL on a special-teams play early in the game. Countess, who will take a medical redshirt, will be replaced by Courtney Avery, according to the depth-chart released Monday.
Tight end Brandon Moore is also expected to miss Saturday's game against Air Force with a strained MCL, but left tackle Taylor Lewan is OK after leaving the Alabama game with a leg injury.
Michigan will get two key players back, as both starting tailback Fitzgerald Toussaint and second-string defensive end Frank Clark have been reinstated. They had been suspended after offseason arrests.
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Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke fought through a weak voice earlier this afternoon addressing media after the Wolverines season opening loss. Hoke delves into Michigan’s struggles against Alabama, updates on the injury front and how they plan to avoid a letdown in week two.
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Official word from UM media relations:
University of Michigan football sophomore cornerback Blake Countess (Owings Mills, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) will miss the remainder of the 2012 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in last Saturday...
Brady Hoke wants to make sure his team bounces back mentally from Saturday's 41-14 loss to then-No. 2 Alabama.
"The important thing is that we can't let Alabama beat us twice," Hoke said. "This is a week where we will learn about our team's leadership and our motivation. There are only 11 more guaranteed opportunities for University of Michigan football...
It is being reported that Michigan Football’s sophomore cornerback Blake Countess is out of the season with a knee injury.
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— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) September 3, 2012
Countess was injured during the Alabama game and was replaced by Courtney Avery (Jr), who struggled. Raymon Taylor (So) and Terry Richardson...
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Michigan has lost starting cornerback Blake Countess because of a season-ending knee injury.
The team announced Monday that Countess tore an anterior cruciate ligament against Alabama. He was hurt early in Saturday night when the eighth-ranked Wolverines lost 41-14 to the second-ranked Crimson Tide.
Countess played in 12 games and started six last season as a freshman.
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I’ll never say a loss is a good thing, but perhaps losing the way Michigan did on Saturday can be beneficial going forward. Most of us can agree that Michigan was overrated at No. 8 entering the season. With the unfavorable schedule and key losses, we all knew it was going to be hard to repeat the successes of last season.
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University of Michigan football sophomore cornerback Blake Countess (Owings Mills, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) will miss the remainder of the 2012 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in last Saturday’s game against Alabama. The loss to the Crimson Tide was bad enough, but now there’s injury added to insult for the Wolverines.
Countess started six of...
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